An Early Morning Stroll at Charles Bridge in Prague

At first glance, Charles Bridge in Prague is just an ordinary bridge you’ll see across Europe. You won’t appreciate it if you haven’t read a bit of its history or anything about its structure. Prague skyline on both sides of the river serves as a beautiful backdrop. The experience itself will forever stay into the deepest recesses of your memory. Charles Bridge and Prague’s Old Town are probably the two best places you should explore on foot.

Charles Bridge in Prague Morning Sunrise
An Early Morning Stroll at Charles Bridge in Prague (Czech Republic).

To beat the crowd and to watch the sunrise, I recommend an early morning stroll at Charles Bridge.

An Early Morning Stroll at Charles Bridge in Prague (Czech Republic).
An Early Morning Stroll at Charles Bridge in Prague (Czech Republic).

From above, this is what Charles Bridge looks like every day in the summer.

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My only regret visiting here is that I only stayed for three full days.

If you are on the bridge itself, it would look like this.

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An Early Morning Stroll at Charles Bridge in Prague (Czech Republic).
Without the tourists, Charles Bridge is certainly one of the most beautiful bridges in Europe.
Charles Bridge with our the tourists
Here is Charles Bridge without the tourists.

It is a common sight to see crazy, rich Asians having their prenup photographs taken here.

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Wedding photography is popular in the morning.

Due to its heavy foot traffic, Charles Bridge is a pedestrian bridge only.

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Morning walk at Charles Bridge.

It has 16 arches, measures 516m long, and 9.5m wide.

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In the morning, you’ll have the chance to watch the sunrise from the bridge.

Named after King Charles IV, the construction of this cobbled-stoned bridge started in 1357.

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Views from the bridge.

As you walk on it, you’ll find 30 Baroques sculptures of religious icons.

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Statues of religious icons lined along the bridge.

The views on both sides of the river will surely dazzle your tourist eye. πŸ˜‰

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Prague Castle from the bridge.

Do you wanna hear an interesting myth about Charles Bridge?

Charles Bridge Skyline View
View from Charles Bridge

Legend has it that workers added raw eggs to strengthen the bridge’s foundation. Raw eggs, really?! I might believe it if they were hard-boiled eggs! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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Prague Castle from Charles Bridge.

Both ends of the bridge have two standing towers that serve as gates. The Lesser Town Tower is on the western side, and the tall, Gothic Black Tower is on the eastern side.

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The Gothic Tower in Prague.

Come back in the evening, and experience the romance at Charles Bridge. πŸ˜‰

Old Town Prague
Old Town Prague is on the other end of the bridge.

Hotel / Hostel in Prague

I stayed at Cosmopole Hostel in a busy area where public transport to and from the train station is just a few steps from the door. The Old Town is around 20 minutes walk, passing by some of the city’s unique architecture. The hostel is surrounded by shops and cafes that are even late at night. The rooms are quite small, but with only four people in it, you can still move around comfortably. Be aware that Prague is pretty expensive, so finding cheap accommodation can be a challenge. It’s also super touristy here, the earlier you book, the better you have the chance to get a bed space.

These hostels are in the center of the Old Town: SafeStay Prague and Hostel Homer. If you can afford, the Corinthia Hotel Prague is for you. You can book all of these hotel/hotels in Prague via BookingTripAdvisorHostelWorld, and Expedia.


A wanderer. A frustrated photographer. Hiker. Lover. Half extrovert, half introvert. Solo traveler.

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